Dirty Snowflake, Olympic Trials & CTC Indoor Tri

The weather has been great for all types of events! There have been a wide range of them going on in our backyard and some of our members have dropped in on some big events across the country, too.

Read below to get the scoop from Brandy, Aaron, and Brian.

From Brandy at the Dirty Snowflake (great name by the way):

“This was the first of a series of trail races to be held this year.  The race was called the Dirty Snowflake Prediction Run – I had to predict my time when I picked up my race number on the morning of the race.  Not being much of a trail runner (yet) I totally guessed a number: 43:43.

The race was beautiful, and very fun.  Since the weather has been so warm, the trails were very muddy (so Dirty Snowflake was an approrpiate name!).  I had a great time running and enjoying the sites – I really think running without a watch is my favorite way to do it!!  I expected to see a clock at the finish time to know how I did with the prediction, but there was no such thing (to keep people from waiting to finish, maybe??).  It wasn’t until the awards were given that I learned I was SIXTEEN seconds off with my prediction, which was good enough for third place! “

Aaron Rood made his way down to Houston to take in the Olympic marathon trials first hand;

“Watched the best in the world race real fast.  That is all I need to say”

Right to the point!

And Brian Kostura reminds us that it is always Tri season.  He dusted off the tri gear at the University of Akron indoor tri;

“First time doing an indoor tri, and I found it to be a lot of fun!  The University of Akron has a great facility, and the treadmills we used for the race were awesome!  They were described to me as the “Cadillac of treadmills”…I agree!  Being a last minute decision, not really knowing what I was getting into, or how it was going to work, it ended up being an overall success!  Bridget and I both took first overall!  The journey down the road to Ironman has begun…”

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